Located just outside of the town of Lompoc, La Purisima is in the heart of Santa Barbara's Golf & Wine Country. This is where Santa Barbara County's Southern California spirit meets the Santa Ynez Valley wine country's elegant demeanor. Thousands of golfers visit each year calling it "One of America's Best Designed Courses...and well worth the short drive from Santa Barbara."
La Purisima Golf Course is a stunning alternative to the fast pace of the city. And it's only 20 minutes away from the charming Danish town of Solvang, with its gourmet eateries, great shopping and the Chumash Hotel & Casino.
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History. With the invaluable help of world-renowned golf course architect Robert Muir Graves, Kenneth Hume Hunter, Jr. set out in 1986 to develop the finest pure test of golf he could imagine. It started with a great location - 309 acres of gently rolling, oak studded, ancient sand hills 30 miles north of Santa Barbara. Mr. Hunter developed it much as he did his other nationally acclaimed courses, Sandpiper Golf Course in Goleta and Hunter Ranch in Paso Robles, with no commercial development or housing surrounding the golf course land. His courses are built for pure golf.
Playing La Purisima. And pure golf is what you get. A challenging test of skill and character, La Purisima rewards the bold and leaves the recently-hooked newcomer loving the game even more. It is beautiful in its naturally undulating landscape, challenging in its hole designs, with tees never far from the preceding greens. La Purisima is a remarkably enjoyable walk, or a pleasant ride on our power carts. We don't believe in tricky designs with waterfalls, island greens, and railroad ties. We believe in the essence of playing golf in a natural environment.
The critics wasted no time in chiming in. The course at La Purisima has twice received four and a half stars from readers of Golf Digest, including the 2004 poll (only famed Pebble Beach ranked higher), and was ranked Best in County by Greenskeeper.org.
"Outstanding, an excellent value.... A total hidden gem.... A nice setting with spectacular vistas and rolling hills."
- Golf Digest, Best Places to Play
That's why golfers of all abilities come to play and test their game here. Whether it's PGA pros, celebrities, amateur hopefuls, low handicappers, or just those who enjoy the game in natural surroundings, they all eventually find their way to La Purisima. It is a testament to Mr. Hunter's vision and legacy.